Sunday 27 May 2012

Summer is here

I hope my post heading is correct, it certainly feels like it as sit here typing this.  It's Team A's turn to provide the inspiration over at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week and this is my card:

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Joanna Sheen


 who is offering one lucky winner 
a £10 voucher to spend in their online store!
 Thank you Joanna 

and our challenge this week is:

#172 - Colors of your Country's Flag 
or Sketch 
or Both

I flipped the sketch and also loosely followed the theme with my card. The image is The Crafty Pad - Beach Hut and the papers are NitWit Collections - Tour London and Aye Aye Captain. I used my Spellbinders Nautical Frame and Accents border die to create the wave border at the bottom using the same Core'dinations Whitewash that I have used throughout the card. I made my own bunting and the buttons and raffia are from my stash. The letters have been in by stash for as long as I have been card making so it felt really good to use them at last.

I have distressed the edges of the card stock, sanded the border and kept the colours muted to try and create a shabby, seaside feel.

The inside of my card has also been decorated:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Craft Challenge - Distressed!!!!
Charisma Cardz Challenge 20 - No Flowers Allowed!
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner Challenge 11 - Show us your Distress
Love to Create Challenge 16 - Song Inspired (Summer Holiday)
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge 69 - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 80- Anything Goes at Penny's
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 77 - Dig out the Old (I have had the SUMMER letters in my stash since I first started crafting - it was so good to finally use them)

Make sure you pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog, check out the other DT inspiration and have a go at this weeks challenge, don't forget you can either follow the sketch and/or the theme.

Thank you for visiting today, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think, I do enjoy reading them all.



Dawn said...

I am totally in love with this card Pauline! I love the beach hut image & all you have done with it!
Dawn xx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous the image and fab

Seafield Jo said...

This is a great card Pauline, great image and I love all the embellies, they look fab.

Jo x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Oh what a gorgeous summer card Pauline! Love it! I love the image and I have one on my worktop that is almost identical just waiting to be stamped!! Enjoy the sunshine hugs Susan x

Jill said...

gorgeous card Pauline love the bunting and the little scene you've created thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the bunting...

Sassy Raggedy said...

Great Card and I love that you did the inside also. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. joann sassy raggedy

May said...

Fabulous card Pauline... ooaahh I need that beach hut!!!! it's Gorgeous!! adore your paper choice & design... Hugs May x x x

Unknown said...

Wow, This is so beautiful. I love the colors and the image is just amazing.

Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
I hope to see you enter next week!!
Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

Pia S said...

Such a lovely summer card! I really love the image you have used, and the banner is a great deatil.

Cat's sCrap said...

Wonderful realization. Beautiful composition. Fine and delicate work. I like ! Bravo ! Continue like that !!!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Rosietoes said...

Fabulous card Pauline. Love all the elements and the way you have put them together. Beautifully thought out design.

Edna x

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

I am so in love with this card Pauline. I love the colours, the image, the papers and especially the letters down the side. It's fab! Helen x

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

What a great card, really gets u in the mood for a trip to the seaside, love the hut and striped paper, has a fabby beach feel, and inside looks just as Fab..
Thanks for joining us at Paperplay,
Luv Kenzie
Paperplay DT

Laura Bradley said...

This is fab Pauline! Love it! Laura x

Claire said...

I love this Summery card hun - the colours, image and feel is just fabulous. Hugs, Claire x

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, love the image.......and hopefully summer is here to stay! Carol x

KandA said...

What a super summery card - I love the beach hut image. Thanks for popping to my blog & leaving such lovely comment. kanda x

Inkypinkydelights said...

What a brilliant summery card! Love that bunting too! Judy x

Crafty and Green said...

Beautiful!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create - Song Inspired Challenge!! We hope you come back and play with us again really soon!!

Many Blessings,

Jackie Randolph said...

Gorgeous summer card! Love the image and your design with the flags.Thanks so much for sharing with us at Love to Create for our Song Inspired Challenge!

NGCARDS said...

A fantastic creation hun! Thanks for playing over at PTW & Charisma Cardz! xxx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Pauline wow! This is just stunning! I feel in love with it when I saw it and I am still so in love with it! The inside is just adorable too! Feel free to send some of that warm weather over to me anything too hun :))

dawnmercedes said...

The Party Planners at Party Time Tuesdays thank you for participating!

Judith said...

i just love this nautical themed card - I love the colours and the cute little image it is summery anf fresh looking thanks for playing along at CCC hugs Judith x
ps just became your latest follower I look forward to seeing more of your creations! x

Sue B said...

Wow! this card is gorgeous Pauline!! what a wonderful image and you've coloured it beautifully!! I love the scrummy papers and embellies - the bunting is really pretty!
Hope you're having a good week!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card hunny and I love the fact that you used something you have had for so long too!
LOVE the bunting too, Great you could play along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this time hugs Samantha :0)

Shannah said...

Oh my gosh I love your card! It has a fabulous beachy shabby feel, and I adore that image! Decorated beautifully inside and out! So glad you joined our Vintage / Shabby Chic Whimsy Inspiration Challenge! Hugs, Shannah xox